Our scrollsaw package deal includes 86 extra blades worth $35.92, plus "The Scroll Saw, a Beginner's Guide" DVD, a $19.95 value, PLUS a Flexible Shaft and 206-pc accessory kit, an additional $49.98 value. Total value, $255.84! With its built-in worklight, variable speed control and sawdust blower and dustport, the Rikon Scrollsaw is ideal for making toys, puzzles, letters, numbers, etc.
This month's tip comes from Bill Peterson, who believes that one of the safest tools we can have in our shop is a comfortable chair.CLICK HERE to read his safety tip:
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Featured this month is Michael Curtis' well-equipped workshop that he and his wife designed and built themselves. CLICK HERE for a look inside:
Veering From the Path We Set The Unhandy Handyman (or Handywoman) The Unhandy Legacy Lives On A New Down To Earth Workshop! Don't Call It a Vacuum Cleaner!
This month our Down to Earth Woodworker, Steven Johnson, finally gives us a tour of his current Down to Earth Workshop (just as he is moving out!), and then lets us in on some of the "Un"handy discoveries he has made while making updates on the home he recently purchased. He also offers a thorough review of the Festool HEPA filtration dust extraction system, and begs you not to refer to it as a vacuum. CLICK HERE to read some great "Un"Handyman stories and more in this month's Down to Earth Woodworker!
Get a Triton Router for a Great Price! Three distinctive routers from Triton Workshop Systems reflect new thinking about a lot more than just unique body design. Triton's engineers have incorporated several innovative features with instant appeal for woodworkers, including easy rack and pinion plunge drive, one-wrench bit change below the base and effective dust control, among others. Which Triton Router do you want? Take a look at all of them here:
SawStop Accessory Rebate
Purchase our wife-approved 3 HP SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw now and receive a FREE overarm dust collection assembly, a $199 added value. Purchase our 1.75 HP PCS model (also wife-approved) and receive a FREE dust collection blade guard, a $139 added value. Check out the SawStop rebate:
Lie-Nielson Tool of the Month
Standard Angle Adjustable Mouth Block Plane
This month we're highlighting the Lie-Nielsen Standard Angle Adjustable Mouth Block Plane, also known as the 9-1/2. Our friend Lee Laird, of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, recently wrote a blog post introducing us to the diverse uses of this versatile block plane, and gave us a few tips to help maximize its functionality. Check out Lee's short tutorial on the 9-1/2 Block Plane:
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Confessions of a Lumberholic
By Dick Rank
If you look at my woodshop, it is really crowded with tools, and lumber is stashed everywhere. In fact, it is getting hard to walk around in there. Last week, some events happened that made me admit that I need help. Somehow I need to stop buying lumber.Click here to read this lumberholic's cautionary tale.
Work Sharp 3000 Sharpening Center with FREE Wheel
For a limited time, order a Work Sharp 3000 Sharpening Center and get a FREE Slotted Wheel or Tempered Glass Wheel with your purchase - a $19.99 value! This sandpaper-based sharpener is a good value for the budget conscious woodworker or the enthusiast who wants to forego the learning curve of other methods. CLICK HERE for more info:
A good workbench is the keystone of any woodworking shop. You'll be able to approach your next woodworking project like never before with our AFFORDABLE new European Workbench. Solidly constructed from beautiful European beechwood, this bench will help to inspire and enable quality woodworking.
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See the Versatile NEW Festool Rotex 90 Sander This brand new powerful 1/2 HP gear-driven sander (available March 1, 2011) is easily the most versatile sander on the market. Instantly switch from polishing mode to random orbital mode to delta oscillating mode. How to Pre-Order the Rotex 90: Watch a short Rotex 90 video:
Woodworkers gathered 'round to watch Lie-Nielsen tool expert Deneb Puchalski demonstrate the finer points of sharpening, tuning and putting to work a Lie-Nielsen smoothing plane during our recent One Day Sale at Highland Woodworking.
Steel City Helical Planer
Now on Sale for $499.99
Steel City's patented helical cutterhead uses 26 four-sided HSS indexed cutting inserts for ease of blade maintenance, quality of finish and significantly quieter operation. A special purchase allows us to offer these planers at an unprecedented low price, while supplies last. CLICK HERE for more info: Read the Popular Woodworking Magazine Review:
Festool Factory Certified Reconditioned Tools 10-20% Off
Now through Feb. 28, we're offering great deals on many factory reconditioned Festool items that come with a one year limited warranty as well as a 30-day money-back guarantee. Free shipping in 48 states.
InOx MX3 Super Lubricant
MX3 Super Lubricant is an excellent, earth-friendly addition to any woodworking shop. Originally developed for use in the harsh conditions of the Australian salt mining industry, this hard-working lubricant will displace water, penetrate corrosion, lubricate and prevent corrosion. CLICK HERE for more info:
Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Handtool Event
February 18-19, 2011 at Peach State Lumber in Atlanta, GA
Come see how great hand tools make your woodworking easier! Peach State Lumber in Kennesaw, GA is hosting this hand tool event which will feature demonstrators from Lie-Nielsen, Highland Woodworking, and many others. Admission is Free.
Great Deal on our Rikon Basic Mini-Lathe Package Deal, only $289.99 (A $369.93 value)CLICK HERE for more info:
Earlex HVLP HV5000
Pro Sprayer, Super
Discover how fast and easy finishing can be without having to apply using a brush. Flawlessly sprays stains, lacquer, shellac, polyurethane, and water-based finishes, as well as thinned latex paint. Quantities limited. CLICK HERE for more info:
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Charles Brock and his Sculptured Rocker Visit the Martha Stewart Show
HIGHLAND BLOG: Terry Chapman Continues on his Sculptured Rocker Kit
CLICK HERE for more info on the rocker walnut parts kit itself:
Sculptured Chair Plans
DVD, Book and Drawings
Charles Brock has singled out the specific tools he uses when building his chairs and listed them in one place for easy selection by woodworkers undertaking this challenging project. Check Out the Tools of the Trade:
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